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Westerberg chairs Otter’s Task Force

May 5, 2013
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By RODNEY D BOAM  Citizen editor Richard Westerberg didn’t have much time to sit idle after vacating his County Commission seat in January. The State Board of Education chairman was thrust into Idaho Gov. C.L. Butch Otter’s Task Force for improving education. The November election made it clear Idahoans were not fond of Otter’s...

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Remodel of Citizen bookstore underway

May 4, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor A major remodel of The Preston Citizen bookstore on South State has started and work will continue in the evenings over the next few weeks. The effort will give the bookstore and copy center an entirely different look and modernize its appearance. It will be more customer-friendly when...

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Elk management meeting in Preston

May 3, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Idaho Fish and Game plans a series of open house meetings to talk about an ongoing elk management plan revision and one of those will be held on Monday, May 13, at the Larsen-Sant Library in Preston. The Preston and other meetings in the region will begin at...

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Hybrid schedule not a done deal

May 3, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor The Preston School Board has not closed the book on its proposed hybrid schedule at the high school. After the walk out at Preston High School and the presentation at last month’s board meeting by students Catlin Elgan and Olivia Seamons, the trustees decided to open up the...

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2013 Health and Wellness Expo, April 27

May 2, 2013
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Dahle piano competition set for Saturday in Dayton

May 2, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor DAYTON – The second-annual Dahle Piano Competition will be held on Saturday, May 4, at the Dahle Fine Arts Center in Dayton. “One student representative from 12 surrounding high schools (Idaho and Utah schools) will compete for an opportunity to receive a $1,000 grand prize,” said Spencer Barzee,...

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Plans being finalized

May 2, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor Preston City is in the process of finalizing plans to reopen 400 East at U.S. 91. The access to the highway was at one time open, but closed several years ago after a federally funded highway-widening project was completed. Mayor F. Lee Hendrickson said Friday the city is...

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IFA workhorse still on the job

May 1, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Brian Hyde, 66, the manager of the Preston IFA store on 800 N., is a second-generation Intermountain Farmers Association man. His father worked there for 27 years and managed it for 12 of those years before his death in 1972. Between the two of them, the Hyde’s have...

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City nixes yard sale signs

May 1, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor No yard sale or other signs will be allowed on any tree, lamppost, hydrant, telephone or electric light pole in Preston this spring, summer and fall. City council president Saundra Hubbard said city crews and other officials will remove these signs when they appear. She referred to a...

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FCMC Health Fair rocked

May 1, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor The “Rockin’ Expo Health Fair,” staged by Franklin County Medical Center and many community partners on Saturday, had its biggest turnout ever. The event was held from 8 a.m.-noon in the old Preston High School Gym. Admission was free, according to Tracie Jensen, public information officer for the...

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